Staff News

New Faces

Manjeet Hunjan
Manjeet Hunjan

Tammy Jones
Tammy Jones

Audrey Wilks
Audrey Wilks

Welcome to three new members of staff.  Manjeet Hunjan joins the laboratory team as a clinical embryologist, having previously worked in fertility clinics in London and the West Midlands  Patients and visitors will be greeted by receptionist/secretary Tammy Jones who joins MFS from an engineering company, with many years experience in the role.  And Audrey Wilks is a welcome addition to the housekeeping team, ensuring the unit is kept in tip-top shape for the benefit of all.

Welcome Back . . and So Long, Farewell

Welcome back to clinical midwife Beth Elton and patient liaison finance officer Becky Coves who have returned to MFS after the births of Phoebe-Rose and Charlie, respectively.

Beth Elton
Beth Elton

Becky Cooves
Becky Cooves

Dr Purviben Shah
Dr Purviben Shah

Dr Purviben Shah has left her role as one of the clinical research fellows at MFS to take up a position in an IVF clinic in India.

Jyoti Appointed to Panel

Jyoti Patel
Jyoti Patel

MFS information analyst Jyoti Patel has been appointed by the HFEA to the Licensed Centres Panel.  The panel has representation from all skills in fertility clinics, including clinicians, scientists, counsellors and statisticians and plays a key role in shaping early proposals for policy and regulatory changes in the fertility sector.  It is often the first place to find out about HFEA ‘hot topics’.  Jyoti joins Dr Lockwood and other experts from many of the UK’s Trust and private clinics, in this important forum which helps shapes fertility treatment in the UK.

Baby Congratulations

Lynsey Bissell LlB, clinical administrator
Lynsey Bissell

Laura Perkins
Laura Perkins

Many congratulations to two of the MFS team who recently had their first babies.  Clinical administrator Lynsey Bissell and her husband James welcomed baby George in April – following ICSI treatment at MFS!  Read more about their treatment in the Birmingham Mail. And trainee embryologist Laura Perkins and her husband Stu welcomed baby Isabelle in June.  We wish them all well.

New Title for Dr Lockwood

Dr Gillian Lockwood
Dr Gillian Lockwood

Congratulations to Dr Gillian Lockwood who recently had a prestigious new title bestowed on her and became ‘Nana’, following the birth of granddaughter Zoe, a first child for her son Nick and daughter-in-law Angela.

Granddaughter Zoe
Granddaughter Zoe Lockwood

A PB in R4L

race-for-life-logo

A big pat on the back to finance assistant Kerry Poston, who completed the 5km Race for Life for the third time – and achieved a personal best of 32 minutes.  But more importantly she raised £68 for Cancer Research UK.

Kerry (centre) with her medal
Kerry (centre) and team mates with their medals